Christmas weather in April was not welcomed by northern Panhandle growers who were hit with up to 6 inches of snow, rain and temperatures down to 28 degrees.
Temperatures hit 108 in Amarillo on Monday (7/11) with a “cooler” 101 degrees expected today (7/14). Some Panhandle-South Plains areas have seen 110 degrees this week, which created a tough […]
Good News for cotton growing country! USDA approved the Cotton Ginning Cost-Share Program. Read the details in 2 items under AgFax News section below. Blue skies and temperatures in the 90s […]
The first cotton blooms were seen last week in Rio Grande Valley fields. That’s the good news! The bad news: white flies, spider mites, aphids and fleahoppers are showing up […]
There’s plenty of defoliation talk – either happening or starting in a couple of weeks. Growers are chomping at the bit to get this season behind them. The need […]
‘Oklahoma is OK!’ says the musical lyrics. And Randy Boman, OSU cotton specialist, agrees – “There’s no telling how much cotton we can make if we get a good rain […]
Weather delays are potentially taking out more cotton acres. Growers, who have already put down cotton-only preemergent products, are faced with limited crop alternatives. Insects have been relatively light so […]
Irrigation Termination? Soil needs to be “wet enough to keep the plants alive so the harvest aides will work better,” advises Mark Kelley, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Cotton Specialist, Lubbock. […]
Verticillium wilt, fusarium, bacterial blight and root knot nematodes have arrived in some fields in the South Plains.